Friday, October 20, 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness Month



Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed across the nation as a call to action to communities to TAKE A STAND against domestic violence and let survivors know they are not alone.  The Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the area Harris County Constables, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council HCDVCC members quarterly participate in The Harris County Domestic Violence Investigators Alliance. 

The members of the Domestic Violence Investigator Alliance strive to end domestic Violence through coordination of a community response to encourage and to support the victims of domestic violence to speak out.  No one deserves to be in an abusive relationship.  Nearly 1 in 4 American Women aged 18 and older have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, and domestic violence is still the leading cause of injury to women.  In 2016 in Texas 146 women were killed by male intimate partner in 55 Texas counties.  Harris County had 28 intimate partner fatalities. 

As a community, we need to come together and speak out against domestic violence, help those in abusive relationships and spread awareness of this important issue!     
              
More information on Domestic Violence and the resources available can be found on the HPD website HERE.

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Will Mejia, Asst. District Attorney,  Deputy Melissa Medietta, Harris Co. Constable Pct 6, Deputy Katrina Cotton, Harris Co. Constable Pct 7, Sgt. Bertha Massie, Harris County Constable Pct. 7 ,  Carvana Cloud, Chief Family Criminal Law Division D.A.’s Office,  Amy Smith, Deputy Director HCDMCC, Kira Webster Lt. HPD, Melissa Holbrook, Sgt. HPD, Nancy Jones, Sgt. HPD, Deputy Darryl Peaks, Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office.